45 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut OilCoconut oil has a huge range of benefits. You can cook with it, eat it straight from the jar, and apply it topically. Here are 45 benefits of Coconut Oil.

  1. Is an anti-inflammatory
  2. Antimicrobial
  3. Anti-fungal so helps fight fungus, viruses and bacteria such as nail fungus, warts, thrush and other Gynecological infections
  4. Antiviral
  5. Helps with digestion and absorption. The anti-bacterial properties help control, parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome.
  6. Aids with nutrient absorption. Fat soluble vitamins require fat to be consumed in order for them to be absorbed. When cooking with coconut oil, you enhance the availability and ability of fat soluble vitamins.
  7. Increase metabolism therefore aids in weight loss
  8. Boost thyroid function so helps with thyroid disorder, and in turn weight loss
  9. Helps control cravings so aid with balancing hormones and weight loss
  10. Boost energy so aids with weight loss
  11. Consuming coconut oil whilst breast feeding enriches milk supply
  12. Anti-coagulation properties helps prevent atherosclerosis by preventing blood thickening
  13. Helps reduce and prevent hypertension
  14. Helps with brain function
  15. Contains Inositol which helps reduce anxiety and panic attacks
  16. Helps alleviate symptoms of Eczema when consumes and applied topically
  17. Can prevent head lice if applied to hair
  18. Reduces symptoms of menstrual cramps and pains
  19. Reduces frequency and intensity of migraines
  20. Helps reduce symptoms of indigestion and reflux
  21. Reduces symptoms of Alzheimer’s
  22. Helps kill H.pylori bacteria
  23. Helps reduce symptoms of Asthma
  24. Improves the ratio of HDL and LDL Cholesterol, by reducing inflammation in the body
  25. Aids in reducing symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
  26. Improves circulation
  27. Reduces symptoms of depression
  28. Helps reduce inflammation in Crohn’s Disease
  29. Reduces symptoms of Athlete’s Foot
  30. Reduces symptoms of Acne
  31. Great as face and body moisturizer, reducing signs of aging and skin dehydration, as well as wrinkles
  32. Helps prepare the skin for shaving if applied prior to shaving
  33. A great substitute for deodorant or antiperspirant
  34. Natural Hair conditioner. Apply for 5 minutes before washing out for sensual hair.
  35. Apply prior to swimming in salt or chlorinated water to prevent damage to your hair
  36. Great for anti-friz in your hair
  37. Great as a natural mouth wash. You can ‘oil pool’ for 20 minutes a couple of times per week as a substitute for regular mouthwash, to kill of germs and bacteria and whiten teeth.
  38. If you mix it with baking soda, it can be used as a natural toothpaste
  39. Replaces lip balms
  40. Sensual massage oil
  41. Helps prevent cracking and lines if applied as nipple cream and over stretch marks
  42. Natural sunscreen
  43. Cures nappy rash
  44. When applied over wounds, helps with healing of cuts and scrapes
  45. Alleviates symptoms of bug bites